Fillers & Why I Love Them
When patients come in for consultationand specifically say they don’t want dermal fillers, their reasons are more often than not based on misconceptions and myth.
Sadly, some unfortunate celebrity mishaps do nothing to support my opinion but only fuel the fire of fear regarding fillers with patients often saying ‘if he/she gets it wrong with the access she has to all the top cosmetic doctors and an unlimited budget, what chance do I have?’ I can understand their point.
I cannot deny that you don’t have to look very far to see cosmetic procedures that look anything other than natural or attractive and this can give the impression that all fillers look the same; this couldn’t be further from the truth.
During my time as an aesthetic nurse I have been ‘banging the drum’ for natural, understated, beautiful cosmetic results that are age appropriate and have spent my professional life striving to achieve this. Indeed, it is far harder and takes significantly more skill and expertise to deliver a ‘has she, or hasn’t she?’ result that simply enhances natural beauty whatever the age.
Nowadays in the hands of qualified practitioners the techniques we use are highly sophisticated, using injections of deep dermal filler (often on the bone – surprisingly comfortable!) to replace lost volume in strategic parts of the face to lift and support and to restore the youthful contours of the face back to where they once were. There is no ‘filled’ or ‘over- plumped’ look; in fact no one should be able to detect that treatment has taken place at all.
Finally, there is no age limit to filler treatments, some of my patients are now in their 70s and 80s and enjoy looking the very best they can for as long as they can. Of course patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.